Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card
The purpose of this project is to create a watershed health report card in consultation with local stakeholders to effectively measure the social, ecologic, and economic health of the Verde River. In doing so, actions will be leveraged to ensure the continued health of the watershed, and awareness of the significance of the watershed will be increased to support the livelihood and health of local communities.
The project is being completed at the request of the Friends of the Verde River, to develop a watershed health report card for the Verde River. A partnership between UMCES, Friends of the Verde River, and the Nature Conservancy provides a unique opportunity for UMCES to further implement its mission of empowering changed through better science communication, while assisting Friends of the Verde River in achieving its mission of collaboratively restoring habitat, sustainining flows, and promoting community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system.